就愛音樂 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

關於一些of的用法

as the title, how to use "of" when it is put at the beginning? Moreover, here are

some examples about the "of" usage...

<e.g.>

1. this is of mediocre quality

2. of all the things that can damage a friendship, though, perhaps the worst is

when one friend betrays the other in some way, such as...

i wanna the annaysis of the sentences and its struture rather than only some

more instances that support these two sentences; of course, it would be better if each sentence is separated into two parts and then to explain how they are combined together, as any relative clause that is taught in junior high.

I appreciate the best answerer first for solving this question which has been

bothered and confused me for a long time, THX~~~~!!!!

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another that is just found: it is of overriding importance to find an answee to this question.

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sorry for typing so quickily so that there are some negliances of wrong words...

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To Louis:

Can u recover the first and the third one just like the second one: "the worst of all the things..."

besides, whats "delayed object"?

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to louis

so why not just writting "this is mediocre quality? by the way, are they the same"it is overriddig importance and it is importan?"

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and is this the reason that becasue "Of all the things that can damage a friendship" so that we put the setence to the initial?

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i mean in the second sentence u wrote that because the subject is long so that we get used to put them to the initial, and is this the reason that we put "of" to the head of the sentence?

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get it, thx

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  • Louis
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    1 0 年前
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    1. This is of mediocre quality.

    The prepositional phrase is a completment, which tells you about the subject.

    2. Of all the things that can damage a friendship, though, perhaps the worst is

    when one friend betrays the other in some way, such as...

    The prepositional phrase is a modifier of the subject "the worst."

    The worst of all the things that damaged a friendship perhaps is when one friend betrys the other in some way, such as...

    3. It is of overriding importance to find an answer to this question.

    = To find an answer to this question is of overriding importance.

    The prepositonal phrase is a completment, which tells you about the subject.

    In the original sentence, the infinitive phrase is a delayed subject.

    2010-03-04 08:10:44 補充:

    1. This is of mediocre quality. = This item is of mediocre quality.

    3. A delayed subject is moved from the beginning to the end of a sentence. A pronoun "it" is used as the subject. This happens when a subject is very long.

    2010-03-04 08:10:50 補充:

    Object can also become delayed object. For example, in the sentence of "We thought it our duty to take care of the orphans," the infinitive phrase "to take care of the orphans" is a delayed object. A pronoun "it" is used as the object.

    2010-03-04 08:13:30 補充:

    Sentence 1 and 3 are different from sentence 2, so they cannot be recovered in the same way.

    2010-03-05 18:15:50 補充:

    When something is of mediocre quality, you cannot say that something is mediocre quality.

    In facrt, a prepositional phrase cannot be replaced by a noun phrase.

    This is why "I am from Taipei" cannot be changed into "I am Taipei."

    2010-03-05 18:30:06 補充:

    It is very important. = It is of great importance.

    You must add an "of" to change the noun phrase into a prepositional phrase.

    2010-03-05 18:31:46 補充:

    and is this the reason that becasue "Of all the things that can damage a friendship" so that we put the setence to the initial?

    看不懂上面這是在問什麼?

    2010-03-07 11:57:07 補充:

    Of all the things that can damage a friendship, though, perhaps the worst is when one friend betrays the other in some ways, such as...

    The subject of this sentence is "the worst."

    "Of all the things" is a modifier, and to place a modifier is at the beginning of a sentence is to emphasize.

    2010-03-07 11:57:42 補充:

    "Of all the things" is a modifier of the subject.

    2010-03-07 11:58:24 補充:

    "That can damage a freindship" is another modifier to modify "things."

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  • 1 0 年前

    Of is sometimes added to phrases beginning with the adverb how or too followed by a descriptive adjective: How long of a drive will it be? It's too hot of a day for tennis. This construction is probably modeled on that in which how or too is followed by much, an unquestionably standard use in all varieties of speech and writing: How much of a problem will that cause the government? There was too much of an uproar for the speaker to be heard. The use of of with descriptive adjectives after how or too is largely restricted to informal speech. It occurs occasionally in informal writing and written representations of speech. See also couple, off.

    參考資料: from dictionary.com i think u may know this website
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